The Word Among Us

Lent 2014 Issue

Mastering the Art of Love

Wisdom from St. John Chrysostom on forgiving other people.

Mastering the Art of Love: Wisdom from St. John Chrysostom on forgiving other people.

“Then Peter approaching asked him, ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.’ ” (Matthew 18:21–22)

Peter thought that when he asked Jesus, “as many as seven times?” he was being more than fair. After all, how many times could...

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